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CNC Training Academy wins MTA Award for best Training Provider

CNC Training Academy wins MTA Award for best Training Provider

The CNC Training Academy, the independent training arm of Mills CNC, has won the coveted MTA Manufacturing Industry Award for the best Industry Training Provider.

The announcement was made at the MTA Annual Gala Dinner (held at the ICC in Birmingham on 27th March 2013) and the award was presented to Jeff Hart (CNC Training Academy Manager) and Karen Early (CNC Academy Trainer) by Sky News’ Charlotte Hawkins who hosted the event and awards presenter Professor Alan Myers, University of Huddersfield..

The award for best Industry Training Provider, unlike some awards where entries are judged by a panel of experts, was decided by a public vote and relied on previous course attendees from all shortlisted training provider companies to cast their votes online.

Says Jeff Hart:

'I am delighted to have received the award on behalf of the CNC Training Academy team.

'What’s more gratifying however is that previous Academy course attendees took the time and were motivated to vote for us. I think that demonstrates the positive experience they had from attending our courses, and that they valued the training that was delivered.

'I’d like to thank everyone who voted for us and for their continuing support.'

Established in 2010, the CNC Training Academy provides high-quality, professionally-delivered and cost-competitive CNC Programmer and Operator training to precision manufacturers in the UK and Ireland and, increasingly, to unemployed adults looking to retrain and find employment in the manufacturing sector.

Over the last three years the CNC Training Academy has seen interest and take-up of its basic and advanced Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens CNC Programmer courses and its range of specialist courses soar.

In 2012 demand for its courses hit an all-time high with over 425 people from some 170 different companies being trained at the Academy’s modern, state-of-the-art facility in Leamington or off-site at customers’ premises).

The figures represent a 25% increase in the total number of customers trained during the same period in 2011 and a 30% increase in the number of companies using the Academy for their CNC training requirements.

All indications suggest that 2013 is well on its way to being the best year ever for the Academy.

Comments Jeff Hart, CNC Training Academy Manager:

'There has been an increase in demand for all of our courses (from basic right through to our advanced and specialist courses), and our new, short introductory Milling and Turning Programmer and Operator training courses are proving very popular.

‘Reading between the lines it would appear that many UK and Irish manufacturing companies have invested in training to improve the skills of their people and to help them cope with and capitalise on the continuing economic upturn being experienced in manufacturing.

Their need for professionally-delivered, high-added value training is leading them to select the CNC Training Academy as their training provider.’

Published on MTD CNC by Mills CNC Ltd on 02 April 2013

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